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Marcola, Oregon

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  • Linn County, Oregon

    Mountain Bike the McKenzie River Trail

    26 mi / -2200 ft gain
    Mountain biking the McKenzie River Trail should be on every serious mountain biker's to-do list, since this trail has repeatedly been cited as the best mountain biking in the United States. The whole trail is an all-day, 26 mile epic, losing 2200 feet of elevation as it parallels the McKenzie Ri...
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  • Foster, Oregon

    Hike the Middle Pyramid

    4.5
    The Three Pyramids, half as tall as the better-known Three Sisters, are beautiful U-shaped glacial valleys, remnants of the Ice Age.To reach the top of Middle Pyramid, leave from the #3380 trailhead at the west end of the parking area. Early on there is a creek crossing (the bridge was still wash...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Substitute Point via Foley Ridge Trail

    9.75 mi / 1900 ft gain
    This is a viewless hike until you reach Substitute Point. You are then rewarded with an amazing view. From the trailhead (#3511) you will travel 4.3 miles on an unmaintained trail into the Three Sisters Wilderness to the junction of Substitute Point. The trail has lots of fallen trees you must c...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Proxy Falls

    5.0
    1.51 mi / 374 ft gain
    This is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Oregon. The size is unbelievable – especially when you’re standing right underneath it, which I would recommend anyone to do (just be prepared for a misty shower) The hike is Easy! It’s only about 2 miles round trip. I remember going here when I was ...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Hike to Linton Falls

    4.5
    Hiking to Linton Falls accounts for the two larger waterfalls on the cascading Linton Creek. The hike begins at the trailhead to Linton Lake, off the Mackenzie Pass Highway (242) about 8 miles east from the junction with Highway 126.The first 1.5 miles of the trail to Linton Lake is relatively ea...
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  • Sisters, Oregon

    Snowshoe to the Mountain View Shelter

    5.0
    4 mi / 500 ft gain
    A short hike from the sno-park, the snow shelter is within an hour's reach of the trailhead. Make sure to print a trail map of the area's routes ahead of time, or take a picture of the map provided in the parking lot, as the network of trails can get you a little lost.From the parking lot, make s...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Tenas Lakes via Benson Lake Trail

    3.5
    4.93 mi / 755 ft gain
    Starting from Scott Lake in the Willamette National Forest, take the Benson Lake Trail head that starts at the end of the road. This climbs gradually up to Benson Lake, a large, deep, cold lake. From there follow the trail up until you see a junction and a sign to Tenas Lakes. Follow this trail u...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Camp at Scott Lake

    Scott Lake Campground is truly a hidden gem off the McKenzie Pass Scenic Drive. Nestled right next to the Mt Washington Wilderness Area, this small campsite with only 20 primitive sites lining the lake gives spectacular views over toward the Three Sisters to the South-East.To get there - turn ont...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Summit Middle Sister via Renfrew Glacier

    20 mi / 6000 ft gain
    If you’ve been anywhere near Central Oregon, you’ve seen the Three Sisters Mountains dominate the skyline. Each of these volcanoes exceeds 10,000 ft. and are some of the highest peaks in the state of Oregon. Though they are truly considered sister peaks to one another, each has unique climbing ro...
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  • Lane County, United States

    Backpack the Obsidian Area

    4.4
    6 mi / 1800 ft gain
    The Obsidian area is at least six miles from the closest trail head and 1800 feet of elevation gain. The best way to see the area is to plan a multi-day backpacking adventure. It is limited entry which is strictly enforced by the Forest Service. Only 30 day hikers and 40 overnight hikers are al...
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  • Silverton, Oregon

    South Silver Falls

    5.0
    2.14 mi / 361 ft gain
    South Silver Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Silverton, Oregon.
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  • Reedsport, Oregon

    Kentucky Falls Trail

    5.0
    3.72 mi / 778 ft gain
    Kentucky Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mapleton, Oregon.
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  • Drake Crossing, Oregon

    Trail of Ten Falls Loop

    4.7
    7.16 mi / 1178 ft gain
    The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage and a decent jacket (preferably water-resistant)....
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  • Silverton, Oregon

    Camp in Silver Falls State Park

    4.6
    8.7 mi / 1300 ft gain
    If you're thinking of hiking the Trail of Ten Falls Loop and staying overnight, there are 42 tent campsites (available from April – Oct) as well as 14 rustic cabins. With multiple beds, heat, electricity, a covered porch, and a small fridge, they provide the perfect respite after a long day of ex...
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